Elon Musk may never be able to kick bots off Twitter
Elon Musk has made taking down automated spam and scam bots, as well as loosening speech moderation, the centerpiece of his buyout campaign for social media platform Twitter. However, it might be impossible to eliminate bots on Twitter, regardless of who’s in charge. Damon McCoy, associate professor and member of the Center for Cybersecurity, offered input: “As long as someone can make money off of the bots, the bots will exist. End of story. If someone can, in a capitalist society, make money off of something and it's not horribly illegal, they're going to do it,” said McCoy.